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Convair 990

A Convair 990 of Garuda Indonesia.

The Convair 990 Cornado (CV-990) was one of the first jetliners. It was designed to compete against the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, British De Havilland Comet, Avro Canada C102 Jetliner. It also faced competition with the Soviet Tupolev Tu-104. It was a development from the Convair CV-880. The Coronado was designed for non-stop coast-to-coast service in North America, at a higher cruising speed than any jetliner. A variant of this design is the derived Galileo Airborne Observatory.

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